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♪ but the day it always lasts too long then i'm gone oh heaven ♪ ♪ oh heaven i wait with good intentions ♪ ♪ but the day it always lasts too long then i'm gone then i'm gone ♪ ♪ then i'm gone then i'm gone then i'm gone then i'm gone ♪ ♪ then i'm gone tonight on "nightline." sex, lies and murder? >> did you kill travis alexander? >> yes, i did. >> jodi arias speaks out. the 32-year-old charged with stabbing, slashing and shooting
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her one time boyfriend. what she says drove her to do it. the voice hits like "you raise me up." earned him million of adoring fans. tonight pop superstar josh groban lets loose to talk about his life. almost human. from monkies to pandas to owls. the animal kingdom as you've never seen it before. looking just like us.
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from new york city, this is "nightline." >> good evening and thank you for joining us. tonight we begin with the twisted tale of love gone deadly wrong of today jodi arias, the young woman on trial for murder
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in phoenix, arizona, took the stand for a second day to try to convince a jury that when she stabbed, slashed and shot her one-time boyfriend, it was all in self-defense. but that wasn't always her story. she faces the possibility of the death penalty. abc has this report for the series, crime and punishment. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> it is the level equivalent of a hail mary pass. the defense attorneys almost never want to put a client on the stand. when that client is an admitted killer and a serial liar, there isn't much choice. >> how are you feeling right now? >> nervous. >> jodi arias could face the death penalty if she is convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. the 30-year-old mormon businessman was stabbed 27
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times. his throat was slit and he was shot in the head. arias claim she killed alexander in self-defense. >> why? >> the simple answer is that he attacked me. and i defended myself. >> tuesday she testified about how she met alexander at a las vegas convention. >> he stopped right in front of me and stuck his hand out and introduced himself. >> and told the jury he seemed to want to kiss her almost immediately. >> he leaned in very close as if he wanted to kiss me. and he was olymplicking his lip. >> she went into graphic detail about their first sexual encounter a week after they met. >> he began to remove my clothes. i didn't want to tell him no so i just kept going with it. >> why didn't you want to tell him no? >> i didn't want to do anything that would maybe displease him.
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>> so far arias has spent more than five hours on the stand. literally holding court. >> training. >> she's giggled. do you know what i'm saying? >> and droned on and on about her life in such detail it is almost impossible to believe someone has a memory that good. >> i was in the dressing room at cole's. by that point he had my cell phone number. after wandering around we wandered back to the lobby. there is a big golden lion statue. there were people there giving their, they're called ring speeches. that means that they earned $100,000 within a one-year period. >> after two days of testimony she still hasn't specifically addressed what happened the day of the crime. there will be plenty of time for that. especially when this fiery prosecutor gets a chance to cross examine the woman he calls a cold-blooded murderer. he said arias stalk her ex for months and slaughtered him in the shower of his arizona home in a jealous rage. he says, you can't believe a
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word she says. >> i'm all for the ten commandments. >> it's true since her arrest in 2008, she has had a years us of changing stories. in these interrogation tapes, she first swears she didn't hurt alexander. >> if travis were here today he would tell you that it wasn't me. >> lying to the lead detective. >> if i was going to ever try to kill somebody, i would use gloves. i've got plenty of them. >> over and over again. >> i don't think i could stab him. i think i would have to shoot him until he was -- >> even denying being at alexander's house that day, despite an overwhelming amount of physical evidence. including a picture of her on his bed and her bloody palm print in his bathroom. >> how can that be my palm principle? >> there is even a photo of her moving his bloody body. >> that is not my foot. >> those pictures including some of alexander in the shower
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seconds before his death were recovered from this camera found in his washing machine. the jury has heard and seen all of that evidence. plus, this interview she gave to the show "inside edition" right after her arrest. >> no jury is going to convict me. >> why not? >> because i'm innocent. you can mark my words on that one. >> on the stand she tried to explain that away, too. now testifying she not only killed alexander but was planning to kill herself. >> at the time i had plans to commit suicide. um, so i was extremely confident that no jury would convict me because i didn't expect any of you to be here. >> but here she is and she is talking and talking. on "good morning america," abc news legal analyst dan abram said she is a good witness. hln's nancy grace begged to differ. >> as a witness, i didn't view her as robotic. i thought she was actually -- >> dan, dan, you're under her spell.
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>> i am. it's true. >> she got to you. she's gotten you. >> you're right. i could have been her next victim. >> arias is expected to be on the stand at least a few more days trying to convince this jury she killed in self-defense. and therefore doesn't deserve to die for the crime. i'm rhiyan owens for "nightline" >> just songs have earned him golden globes. josh groban opens up about music, fame and his search for romance. ♪ [ male announcer ] start with a groundbreaking car. good. then invent an entirely new way to buy one. no. no. no. yes! a website that works like a wedding registry. but for a car. first, you customize it. then let people sponsor the car's parts as gifts.
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his golden voice has won him the hearts of millions of die-hard fans and he has sold over 25 million album worldwide. now josh groban is ready to burst back on to the charts with a sixth album. despite all his high profile accomplishments, it was his ski ball that made a lasting impression when they went on the town. ♪ >> josh groban oozes that nice boyish appeal, the pop meets
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baritone. he has sold over 25 million records. but there is a dark side to groban, rarely seen by his fans. >> you're beating me. >> i am so kicking your butt right now. >> yes! >> right now, at david buster's arcade in manhattan -- >> precious winnings. >> i'm pretty sure he's cheating at ski ball. >> it was a valiant effort. you're a worthy opponent. ♪ i wish upon tonight -- >> his on that rattic range and maturity commands praise and admiration. yes, sir despite the long term romance with january jones where he admitted to being madly in love and a rumored fling with katy perry -- onscreen like in crazy stupid love, he plays the hapless guy who can't get the girl. >> i need some time to think. to figure out how i feel about us. >> i like to act against type. it is fun for me.
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the music is a bit up on a pedestal. ♪ >> with that voice. help me with my date tonight. >> excuse me. we need a little privacy. >> he is an utter and complete goof ball. not that that is a bad thing. his comic roots keep half a million of his twitter followers no doubt lol'ing. >> it allows me to tell that stupid joke or be irreverent. eventually you develop a very safe but close connection with your fans in a way that you can be really real with each other. >> reporter: even his hair has its own twitter handle. >> you've done a little drunk tweeting in your life. >> yeah, look, after the studio you have a little whiskey to settle your nerves and you say, i would like to say something to my fans right now. they're going to love this. then you wake up in the morning and you go, at least they laughed. all right. fine.
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>> he may not take himself too seriously but his music very much so. growing up in l.a. he was always musical. >> pretty good. >> but then he got the call of a lifetime from family, friend and renowned music producer david foster to come stand in for the legendary andrea at a grammy rehearsal. >> i got a call and he said i can't sing it in that key. i said you can sing it in that key. get down here right now. you cannot let me down. >> why was josh so nervous? the rehearsal was to sing "the prayer" in a duet with celine deon. josh was just 17 years old. ♪ lead us to a place >> i have this kid here. he is 17 years old. >> in a recent cbs concert, celine recalled that first time singing together.
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>> this kid comes on stage. he looks like he is 12 years old. the cutest thing. he has this curly hair like sunshine. >> she helped. she saw my hand was shaking and she took it. i'm going to take your hand and we'll move through the choreography. she knew the tricks of how can i help this kid relax a little bit. ♪ >> she was very kind. and i'll never forget that. ♪ you raise me up so i can stand on mountains ♪ >> all these years later after mega hits like you raise me up, there is still a perfectionist streak in him even if it is a bit you know the in cheek. >> i think there's one too many changes. every time it goes to that last key change, you're just milking it. >> it sounds like the type of
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melo dramatic you would get on the voice. >> would you ever be a judge on one of those shows? >> i would never say never. i prefer to do that kind of mentoring out of the spotlight a little more. i think i prefer to meet with classrooms, not so much how do i get famous. >> which is exactly the mission of his find your life foundation which supports arts education across the country. >> we want to put instruments in the hands of kids and allow that musical to run at that high school. >> like the glee foundation. >> it kind of is. >> he even appeared in an episode of glee. >> i came here to tell you, stop e-mailing me. >> this is a restraining order. >> at 31, he is striking a mature look on his just released sixth album. all that echos features songs about looking for love. >> you're kind of a chick magnet. >> i wouldn't say that. if "nightline" says it -- >> i think you are. you must have a the love groupies.
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let's be honest will. >> i think a groupie would imply that i do something about it. >> so you would not sleep with a fan. >> i would like to date somebody who likes my music. >> if that's an fan, what is that? >> i wouldn't necessarily want that person to feel comfortable throwing their underwear on stage while i'm singing. maybe i would. maybe hell yeah i would. i want my wife one day to be the first person to throw her underwear on the stage. >> groban's bad boy lead killing cred might take a little work, especially since he has his true blue ideals of falling in love. >> when i fall in love and get married and have kids, i want to be the best dad in the world, the best husband in the world and all those things. ♪ then the darkness fell >> but first he'll have to get the girl. for "nightline" in new york. >> groban's album all that
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is viral youtube videos are any indication, we love watching people act like they're animals. what about those animals whose gestures and expressions make they will look surprisingly human? well, one photographer is on a mission to break down species
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barriers. and the results are priceless. >> reporter: look into their eyes. see them appear to echo human gestures, human poses, human love. from the deadly to the docile. the photographer has spent the last seven years uncovering all that's human in animals. >> by showing a baby and mother, it is something that we instantly make equivalent about ourselves. >> reporter: even creatures we think nothing of stepping on. >> it is something you would hardly think we can make into a star. i wanted to make a portrait that has almost a personality. it makes you rethink your association with certain species. >> reporter: or animal we're often scared of. >> there is a sense it could be something from a phantom at the
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opera looking back at you. it is taking that unexpected journey. >> reporter: he's captured hundreds of images from every corner of the planet. they're intimate and spontaneous. how in the world did he get them to sit still? >> he's got it. go, go, go. now he's lost it. >> reporter: it turns out, not so easy. tim creates a new setting for each animal. he invited us to watch him photograph a barn owl named barney. >> should we get the cat food away? we don't want our model being eaten by the cat. >> reporter: it turns out it is like working with spoiled starlets. you work in a man per will least stress them and make them feel it is okay to be there. >> reporter: and he does that with all kinds of creatures. those are the eyelashes of an elephant, the monkey who looks
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like he is texting, the panda who looks like he is sippinging and then there is the chimp who is suffering from a human condition. he lost his hair. >> you know it is not a human head but you're left thinking it could be a character from a film. photographers should look more intensely. you then share to it other people. weighing out whether it is worth doing. >> reporter: with barney, a slightly frustrated tim results to scaring the poor fellow. >> not that much. >> reporter: remember the cat? suddenly this emerges. >> i think we should do a few more. >> reporter: and then another. >> it takes you not just to the birds but to other associations. >> reporter: meaning like humans. >> he has this gesture which is sort of engaging and looks like it is trying to communicate with you. >> reporter: communicate an empathy we didn't even realize
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we had. >> there is always that presence. it is just being in the fore of nature. >> are you still in awe of nature? >> i am still in awe of nature. looking wide eyed and going wow! >> reporter: for "nightline" in london. >> indeed. and finally our closing argument. today a confidential memo surfaced and is stirring controversy over the obama administration's use of drone missiles. the document concludes the u.s. can order the killing of american citizens abroad if they're believed to be senior operational leaders of al qaeda. now opponents say the policy goes way too far. what do you think? should the government be given wide berth when it comes to national security? or does this policy violate civil liberties? you can tell us what you think on the "nightline" facebook page or tweet us at "nightline."

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